Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Food Truck Owners Expo (FTO)?
Food Truck Owners Expo (FTO) is a two-day event for mobile food vendors to come meet with new and existing manufacturers/suppliers/food purveyors and service providers. Learn from experts in the industry and network with other owners.
- How is FTO Expo different from a Food Festival?
This event is for the owners and operators of food trucks, mobile carts, pop-up restaurants, and anyone thinking of entering this expanding marketplace.
We want you to leave your food at home and come learn, network, increase profits and help grow your business through education, new vendor resources and community building
- Where will FTO Expo be held?
The inaugural FTO event will be held at Humble Civic Center, in Houston, TX July 29-30, 2024.
We’re searching for other locations across the country right now. Please sign in to receive more information as we produce an FTO Expo near you.
PS - Southern California is next! And everyone can access our online education sessions, so be sure to add your name to the list, so we can contact you with information.
- How do I know if FTO Expo is right for me?
If you are any of the following categories, this is the event for you!
· Food Truck / Mobile Food Vendor Owner/Operators
· Food Truck Employee
· Brick & Mortar Restaurants
· Potential Food Truck Owner
· Mobile Cart Owner/Operators
· Other Mobile Vendors
- What type of companies will be exhibiting at FTO Expo?
You have three parts of your Food Truck Business: the Truck, the Business, the Food Service.
Right now, you are finding suppliers for all your needs through various sources – the internet, word of mouth, your friends. FTO Expo has all these sources – sources you know and sources you don’t – in one location : Food Services (Commissaries to food providers), Truck Services (truck manufacturers to wraps), and Business Services (POS Systems to Websites).
- What type of education will be at FTO Expo?
Our goal is to make sure all your questions are answered, regardless of where you are on your business journey. While we are currently building our final education courses, the breakout sessions include those listed below. If you have a topic you would like to see, please let us know!
· Regulations & Laws
· Food & Trucks
· Business & Marketing
· Mobile Vendor 101
- How do I sign up for FTO Expo?
While we will open the food truck owners/operators registration in February 2024, you can sign up to receive updates as information comes available. Click here to sign up for notifications.
- How much will FTO Expo cost?
To attend the education + expo + networking event the cost is $120
To just attend the expo + networking event the cost is $35
- Is there Online Education before the FTO Expo?
We know that as a food truck owner/operator, you have questions now, we want to be the partner that helps get them answered. Starting in October we will have online quick education classes to help answer your questions.
- Will there be time to network and meet other owners in the food truck industry?
YES! While we encourage you to network during the educational sessions as well as while meeting with the manufacturers/suppliers/service providers, we will also have a Networking Reception on the evening of the first night.